1-2 for Sevilla Arsenal’s goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus secure a tense Champions League victory,Gabriel Jesus injured
With Arsenal needing a victory to stay alive in Group B, Gabriel Jesus delivered a breathtaking, Champions League-worthy performance to lead Arsenal to a 2-1 away win against Sevilla.
Despite Jesus handing them a first-half lead against the Ligue 1 team, Mikel Arteta’s side lost 2-1 at Lens on matchday two, placing them in an early deficit in the rankings.
As a result, the former Manchester City attacker was prominent once more, initially setting up Gabriel Martinelli for an early chance that Sevilla goalkeeper Orjan Nyland saved.
Martinelli, on the other hand, made no mistake in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time, coolly rounding Nyland to score after a Cruyff move and wonderfully weighted feed from Jesus split the Europa League holders.
Early in the second half, Jesus raced around Jesus Navas to unleash a superb finish from a close angle, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal.
Sevilla appeared vulnerable, but Nemanja Gudelj blasted home a header from Ivan Rakitic’s corner just before the hour. There were nervous moments for Arsenal, not least from goalkeeper David Raya, but they hung on to take the group lead with six points.
Sevilla vs Arsenal final score
Sevilla (4-3-3, right to left): 13. Orjan Nyland (GK) — 16. Jesus Navas, 6. Nemanja Gudelj, 4. Sergio Ramos, 19. Marcos Acuna — 24. Boubakary Soumare, 18. Djibril Sow (Mariano Diaz, 57′), 10. Ivan Rakitic — 11. Dodi Lukebakio (Erik Lamela, 57′), 15. Youssef En-Nesyri, 5. Lucas Ocampos.
Arsenal (4-3-3 right to left): 22. David Raya (GK) — 4. White, 2. William Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 18. Takehiro Tomiyasu — 41. Declan Rice, 20. Jorginho, 8. Martin Odegaard (Kai Havertz, 73′) — 7. Bukayo Saka (Leandro Trossard, 81′), 9. Gabriel Jesus (Eddie Nketiah, 81′), 11. Gabriel Martinelli (Jakub Kiwior, 90+1′).
Gabriel Jesus injured
The sight of Jesus walking off with the back of his leg late in the game ruined Arsenal’s night. Eddie Nketiah’s outstanding quality of hold-up play could not be replicated at a time when Sevilla were eager to come on hard in pursuit of an equalizer.